Wednesday April 4th 2018 – £12.00 in advance or £15.00 on the door

Jazz Vocalist AMI OPRENOVA

with Ben Holder, Paul Jefferies & Jez Cook

(vocals, violin, guitar & double bass)

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Ami (pronounced A-M-E-E-E) is quite simply put, a wonderful jazz singer. Having trained as a classical violinist and moonlighted singing jazz in what spare time she had in college, this highly gifted musician has it seems plumped for a career in jazz and she’s making a lot of ‘noise’ in all the right places. With Ben Holder (violin), Jez Cook (guitars) and Paul Jefferies (bass) this has all the hallmarks of a sparklingly fine concert. Ami has a gutsy, passionate voice that accents on highly inventive ‘swing to bop’ styles and she is one of the few vocalists who can really scat with meaning and jazz understanding.


Wednesday May 2nd 2018 – £12.00 in advance or £15.00 on the door

Witty Vibes Player COLIN BRAY

with Ben Holder, Jez Cook, Paul Jefferies & Nick Millward

(vibes, violin, guitar, double bass & drums)

 

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Forgive the cartoon – but we wanted to put across the fact that Colin is not just a wonderful jazz vibraphonists but he also a very amusing entertainer. His concerts are always crammed full of jokes, stories and of course fabulous music from this sadly under-used tuned percussion instrument made famous by the likes of Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and more recently Gary Burton. Ben Holder and Paul Jefferies will be on duty to compere and add violin and double bass and club favourite Jez Cook will add guitar to compliment the hammers of our very popular guest Colin Bray.


Wednesday June 6th 2018 – £12.00 in advance or £15.00 on the door

Remembering Jobim – Alex Steele Quartet

(piano, violin, bass & drums)

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Alex hails from Cheltenham. Both parents were professional musicians and Alex’s own children all play instruments (his son is a professional pianist working in the pop and rock industry). But as well as being a superb keys man (he also plays bass, guitar, drums and sax to a high level), he is also a scientist (visiting professor at two universities) and a motivational speaker lecturing about the value of cooperation in jazz and its relevance to co-operative success. He’s chosen to play two sets of Latin styled music concentrating on the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim (yup the one who wrote Girl From Ipanema and is widely acknowledged as the composer/player who ‘internationalised’ Bossa Nova music). So we’d encourage you to come along and hear Bossa Novas, Sambas, Rhumbas and more besides.


 

More dates to follow – jazz throughout the year from Jazz-on-Tap.

 

 

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